Painting the Darkness – With Artist Miranda Meeks

This episode will be best heard if you can see those works of Miranda’s that we reference, over at MirandaMeeks.com. Miranda is an artist whose work frequently graces the covers — and sometimes pages — of Brandon Sanderson’s books, as well as other novels. (Several prints adorn the walls of our studio, in fact.) Her style is at once dark, accessible, and unique, and on top of that she is a wonderful conversational partner. Listen in, I think you’ll enjoy this interview.

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  1. Patrick McClure Coolidge
    Patrick McClure
    @Patrickb63

    Kaladin. The tortured soul trying to do right, who falls and fails but rises again, is much more interesting to me than the repentent sinner.

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  2. Hank Rhody, on the blockchain Contributor
    Hank Rhody, on the blockchain
    @HankRhody

    Figures. I’ve got a Sanderson Book cover in my media library from way back when, but it isn’t hers.

    For anyone else who’d like to look at the pictures as well as hear people talk about them: Link!

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  3. Hank Rhody, on the blockchain Contributor
    Hank Rhody, on the blockchain
    @HankRhody

    Patrick McClure (View Comment):

    Kaladin. The tortured soul trying to do right, who falls and fails but rises again, is much more interesting to me than the repentent sinner.

    Kaladin really hooked me on the Stormlight books. Having a hero who’s actually depressed, that’s not terribly common.

    Also, I feel we ought to at least @Kaladin

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  4. Hank Rhody, on the blockchain Contributor
    Hank Rhody, on the blockchain
    @HankRhody

    Consume

    1BGG. Instant. As an additional cost to cast consume sacrifice a creature. Draw cards equal to it’s power. You may place +1/+1 counters equal to it’s toughness on target creature.

    Hunger

    1GG. Sorcery. Target creature you control deals damage equal to it’s power to target creature an opponent control. All creatures must block that creature if able.

    Uncertainty

    BB. Sorcery. Target player discards two cards.

    The Reaper

    BB. Creature — Human Assassin.

    First strike, deathtouch. BB: The Reaper gets +1/+0 until end of turn.

    If you want to get technical I didn’t need to make a Magic card for each piece of art, but where’s the fun in that?

     

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  5. Craig Hanks Contributor
    Craig Hanks
    @craighanks

    Patrick McClure (View Comment):

    Kaladin. The tortured soul trying to do right, who falls and fails but rises again, is much more interesting to me than the repentent sinner.

    Didn’t you just describe the same thing twice?

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  6. Hank Rhody, on the blockchain Contributor
    Hank Rhody, on the blockchain
    @HankRhody

    Hank Rhody, on the blockchain (View Comment):

    The Reaper

    BB. Creature — Human Assassin.

    First strike, deathtouch. BB: The Reaper gets +1/+0 until end of turn.

    This is wrong. If I’m going to give it knight abilities it ought to be a Creature — Human Assassin Knight. Oh, and I didn’t include power and toughness (2/2).

    You don’t get a card name like “The Reaper” for any old knight though. Has to be cooler than that. Allow me to take another swing at it:

    3BB. Creature — Nightmare Assassin. (4/4). The Reaper can’t be blocked. Tap, destroy target creature.

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  7. Patrick McClure Coolidge
    Patrick McClure
    @Patrickb63

    Craig Hanks (View Comment):

    Patrick McClure (View Comment):

    Kaladin. The tortured soul trying to do right, who falls and fails but rises again, is much more interesting to me than the repentent sinner.

    Didn’t you just describe the same thing twice?

    Good point. But Shalon  doesn’t suffer physical as well as moral failure. Kaladin does.

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  8. Patrick McClure Coolidge
    Patrick McClure
    @Patrickb63

    Craig Hanks (View Comment):

    Patrick McClure (View Comment):

    Kaladin. The tortured soul trying to do right, who falls and fails but rises again, is much more interesting to me than the repentent sinner.

    Didn’t you just describe the same thing twice?

    Good point. But Shalon  doesn’t suffer physical as well as moral failure. Kaladin does.

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